A Conversation With John Schurko
John Schurko is an American architect, author and journalist best known as the editor-in-chief of RECORD magazine.
He was born on March 29th 1925 in Pittsburgh, PA and is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. His family relocated to Malden MA during the 1960s; he remains active within the Catholic Church today.
Early Life and Education
Early childhood is incredibly important and formative for a child’s future development. Because the brain develops rapidly during this period, the quality of stimulation, support and nurture provided during this time can have a major influence on their overall progress.
Though a child’s early years are often defined by what they learn from their parents, educators and the community must also be taken into account. By creating an environment in which children feel known, valued, and motivated to learn, educators can help ensure they develop strong emotional skills as well as self-assurance.
From birth to five, children receive a range of educational programs designed to prepare them for school and academic success. Other programs emphasize mental and emotional preparedness as well.
Since 2011, he’s been a full time professional voice actor. With an aptitude for the mic, he often finds himself in unexpected places but that’s part of being an accomplished voice actor. Not afraid of close quarters battles or poor quality work, his work stands the test of time and he’s always on the lookout for new projects – plus, he gets to enjoy working out of his own office!
Achievements and Honors
John Schurko had an illustrious career that spanned four decades. A self-described science geek, he also had a knack for marketing and advertising. He was an expert at everything, managing both his ecommerce site and blog with an abundance of educational resources for aspiring STEM students. One of his earliest jobs was with a prominent technology company, where he honed his computer engineering and network management abilities. Subsequently, he transferred to the local telecommunications provider where he quickly rose through the ranks to become program manager for one major carrier. At this job, he discovered his lifelong interest in computers, electronics and communication. To further pursue it, he took an MIT course to become certified as a networking expert before accepting a lucrative IT position with a major financial services firm.
John Schurko was born and raised in Yonkers, New York and spent most of his life working at General Motors in Tarrytown, NY. After serving his country in the United States Navy, he enjoyed a storied career at General Motors before retiring in 2001.
His many achievements included being the president of Yonkers Sportsman’s Club and playing golf, soccer and softball. Furthermore, he belonged to both Knights of Columbus and National Association of Marine Corps Veterans.
Neil E. Schurko Jr and his wife Rachel of Medford and Nickie Schurko also of Medford were his loving parents; Brian Schurko from Malden, David Schurko from Medford, Janet Dole from MA, John Schurko from Plymouth and Shannon Tracy also of Medford; as well as beloved son-in-law to Joni Lee Snydeman also of Medford; all will miss him greatly.